39369 North Shore Drive, Fawnskin, CA
Let's go Paddleboarding/Kayaking followed up with a hike up Bertha Peak. Living Social has a great deal, half-off their two-hour rental. At the time of me posting this activity, there were six-days remaining to take advantage of this deal.
$20 = two-hour Paddleboard rental
$17 = two-hour Kayak rental
Goto the following link to take advantage of this discount:
Afterwards, we'll meet at the Cougar Crest Trailhead (Adventure Pass will be required) to hike up Bertha Peak where we'll have lunch at the top. So pack a lunch to bring to the top.
Distance: ~6miles round trip
Elevation gain: ~1400ft
Directions to Trailhead: Travel along Highway 18 through the town of Big Bear Lake until reaching the Stanfield Cutoff-turn north, and continue to the north shore of the lake and the junction between the Stanfield Cutoff and Highway 38. Turn left on Hwy 38 and travel 1.3 miles (approximately .6 miles past the Big Bear Ranger Station) to the Cougar Crest Trailhead, situated on the right side of the road. To reach the Cougar Crest Trailhead from the city of Fawnskin, travel approximately 2.4 miles east along Highway 38-the trailhead will be on the left. A Forest Service Adventure Pass is required to park here, and can be obtained at the Discovery Center or at any Ranger Station. (Lat:[masked] Lon:[masked])
What to bring (more so for the hike): at least 2 liters of water, lunch, snacks, sunscreen, camera, hiking poles if you use them.
You can also refer to the following link regarding the 10 essentials to have when hiking:
Also, what you bring from this list of essentials will depend on the individual's preferences, knowledge, experience, climate and locations may/will require substitutions.
Disclaimer: The Organizer and Assistant Organizers in this group are not professional guides. The function of the organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who signs up for a trip/meetup/or outing is responsible for his or her own safety. By signing up for a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging you are aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the Organizer and Assistant Organizers of the Palm Springs&Inland Empire Hiking Meetup Group from and against any and all liability arising from your participation in the group activities.